Herzl Camp Partners For Israeli Internships

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In a booming economy, our college-age staff have many exciting opportunities that compete with a summer at camp. While we know the value of the hands-on management and leadership skills that a camp counselor job provides, it is hard to compare with glamorous and often well-paid corporate experiences that are frequently now designed as recruiting tools […]

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We’re Doing WHAT For Give To The Max Day?

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Keeping up with technology is a vital part of Jewfolk’s mission, as it allows us to really meet our core demographic where they are: the Internet. What we do at Jewfolk is help further engagement in the Jewish community and reach the people who aren’t connected with the legacy Jewish institutions. We don’t want to […]

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With Election Now Over, Ilhan Omar Voices BDS Support

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In August, now Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar told a crowd of more than 1,000 people that the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement was “counteractive” because it wasn’t “helpful in getting a two-state solution.” Now, less than a week after Omar’s election to Congress representing Minnesota’s Fifth District, Omar is explicitly stating her position as a BDS […]

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An Open Letter To Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar

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Dear Ilhan Omar, Hi. My name is Sarah. I’m an American-Israeli raised on Yiddish lullabies, because my Mom was the last scion of our shtetl and she would tell me stories of a world eaten alive first by pogroms, then by Nazis. I’m an American Israeli raised by Grandparents who were told on their honeymoon […]

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What Can I Control? Reflections on Pittsburgh and Ourselves

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D’var Torah by Rabbi Aaron Weininger November 3, 2018—25 Cheshvan 5779 Etz hayim he l’mahazikim bah v’tomkheha me’ushar…“It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and all who hold onto it are blessed. Its ways are pleasant, and all its paths are peace.” Each time we return the Torah to the ark, […]

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Israeli-American Basketball Legend Tal Brody Coming To Minneapolis

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When Tal Brody was an All-American and the University of Illinois, he went on to be the 12th pick of the NBA draft. But in 1965, he was looking at $12,500 per year, rather than the guaranteed millions of today. So after graduate school, he moved to Israel and became a sporting legend. Brody, born […]

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Election-Related Stress Nears Its End

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I was all prepared to not write anything about Election Day until tonight. And then my oldest, as she is wont to do, spoke up. “Election Day shouldn’t be this stressful for a 13-year-old who can’t vote.” She dropped that on me last night and it left me a little speechless. We were in the […]

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